The Last Starfighter - Tamara's Never Seen

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  • Published on Sep 28, 2018
  • Tamara finally checks out a movie that has been on her list for a while, The Last Starfighter.
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    Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.
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  • N0nc0mpusmentus
    N0nc0mpusmentus 2 months ago

    Remake is on the way.... m.imdb.com/news/ni61987746

  • N. D. M.
    N. D. M. 3 months ago

    I will be honest that when I saw it at the time it came out (on video a year after actual release), that I was unimpressed by the CGI. Maybe it was because I saw it on video, but I couldn't get past its cartoon like space battles. Sure I thought the ship designs were cool, but I didn't think what they actually did felt realistic enough. Groundbreaking at the time though it was, it just wasn't enough compared to all the advances in practical effects I was used to watching.

  • Henrik Ekberg
    Henrik Ekberg 3 months ago

    What is the intro based on? Im pretty sure its an early 90s tv show but i cant remember its name!

  • Eric Isaac
    Eric Isaac 3 months ago

    wow Tamara You're rockin the Uhura from Star Trek look really well! #RESPECT!

  • Maxbeedo
    Maxbeedo 3 months ago

    "I'm about to get killed a million miles from nowhere with a gung-ho iguana who tells me to relax."
    The thing that still amazes me about this film is the acting. Robert Preston as Centauri, Dan O'Herlihy as Grig, Norman Snow as Xur, Vernon Washington as Otis, so many of the actors in this film ham it up to the extreme to make you buy into the fantasy (that and it's the stereotypical Hero's Journey, so it's very relatable). A remake I'd be ok with, but the ending also sets up a sequel quite nicely that I've always wanted. The soundtrack, while fairly simple, is also super legit at setting the tone of adventure.

  • JoJo
    JoJo 3 months ago

    You're watching Human Centipede!? Good luck with that one! I found it gross and stupid

  • Rayyman
    Rayyman 3 months ago

    To put it in context this was the first attempt at doing special effects completely through the computer which is qhat is now called cgi. Very dated by todays standards but you had to start somewhere and there are movies made now with sybpar cgi. The story was good. Acting good. It had the 80s charm that filmakers are craving for now. This moview is prime for a remake. Great movie of the time for tge time but the effects helped tell the story

  • Jessica Anderson
    Jessica Anderson 3 months ago

    Would LOVE to see The Witches on tamtoberfest if youve never seen it.. great movie. Oh, and yeah 4:23.. that thing legit scared me when I was little

  • Stan Kingzton
    Stan Kingzton 3 months ago

    Tamara 😘👅

  • Radkon Psygami
    Radkon Psygami 3 months ago

    Sadly, the Last Star Fighter is still better than the new Star Wars movies.
    The one movie which very strangely has not made it to Tamara's list is: Revenge of the Nerds
    If she does decide to visit this movie it will definitely be after October at this point.

  • Pageousphere
    Pageousphere 3 months ago

    If you need a seal of approval, just ask Angry Joe if you could barrow his :)

  • Bob Dole
    Bob Dole 3 months ago

    Go treat yourself to The Navigator if you haven't already seen it. The special effects are still dated, but they work a *lot* better than The Last Starfighter's. Plus, it's just a fun, cute movie.

  • Synerix
    Synerix 3 months ago

    Its not December yet...
    Take the ornaments out of your ears.
    Its quite distracting.

  • OriginalTharios
    OriginalTharios 3 months ago

    Glad you liked it. And while I too would love to see a remake (or perhaps just a sequel, a la Tron: Legacy...or maybe both?), I am especially wary of really everything these days. Sequels, adaptations, remakes...I just don't trust any of it, anymore. It's all so terribly done most of the time.

  • Ruby is Small
    Ruby is Small 3 months ago

    do percy jackson

  • Evan T
    Evan T 3 months ago

    Love the Star Trek get up and I'm not even a Trekkie. You are soooo cute! ☺

  • Shawn McRoberts
    Shawn McRoberts 3 months ago

    Death blossom

  • Jamarkus Anderson
    Jamarkus Anderson 3 months ago

    Have you ever seen Explorers?

  • Botwin66
    Botwin66 3 months ago

    The Star Trek outfit is apt because facially you have a very cute Kate Mulgrew type of thing going on.

  • dash4800
    dash4800 3 months ago

    complete change of pace. Do the good the bad and the ugly. One of the best movies ever made.

  • Bruce Lombardo
    Bruce Lombardo 3 months ago

    The same company that did the effects for 82 Tron, did the effects for The Last Starfighter.

  • tremorsfan
    tremorsfan 3 months ago

    Don't tell mom about the Playboys

  • cybertek3188
    cybertek3188 3 months ago

    I wonder if she ever saw Starman?

  • clarity2199
    clarity2199 3 months ago

    The costume is you, Tammy. I normally don't care for your vids, but I liked this one. ;)

  • Nathan Flintjer
    Nathan Flintjer 3 months ago

    One of my favorites and I would love to see someone continue this story and expand this Universe! Lots of potential here! I actually have a GunStar tattoo on my arm along with some other ships that made me the Geek I am today!

  • Ashlockheart
    Ashlockheart 3 months ago

    I liked the video until she said remake. thumbs down after hearing that.

  • Ashlockheart
    Ashlockheart 3 months ago

    I bet you aww when he shows pictures of his family to the star fighter.

  • Guy Opitz
    Guy Opitz 3 months ago

    I think it's kind of a perfect movie, but if it needs an update, they should just make new special effects and replace the old ones in a special edition. Give it the George Lucas treatment.

  • Kuno Dark
    Kuno Dark 3 months ago

    Only thing is they would F@@@ up the story though now days

  • James Anthony
    James Anthony 3 months ago

    I think you would've made a _great_ Kirby! =)

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor 3 months ago

    They weren’t just good for the time. They were literally the first time this had been done. Torn had a few seconds of CGI mixed with practical effects and animation. All coded by hand. The Last Starfighter was the first full CGI effect movie. (Please don’t blame it for the Prequels). This had never been tried before. If you have the Blu Ray, watch the making of documentary with the FX guys. It’s remarkable. Just as Star Wars revolutionized practical effects and birthed ILM, Last Starfighter really birthed modern cinema CGI, for good and bad.

  • Samurai02008
    Samurai02008 3 months ago

    You should watch Earth Star Voyager some time. That is a very classic and dated sci-fi movie made by Disney. If not for the channel then check it out as a personal thing.

  • Johnny Ka-Pow!
    Johnny Ka-Pow! 3 months ago

    One of the best summer nights as a little kid I ever had was going to the movies to see The Last Starfighter. I just found that movie to be pure magic, and I still do. Love it!
    And the Beta Unit was hilarious.
    The music is just EPIC.

  • Dirus Nigh
    Dirus Nigh 3 months ago

    Tamera how can you not reference one of the best lines in the movie!?
    Panicking villain: What do we do know?!
    General: We die.

  • Dirus Nigh
    Dirus Nigh 3 months ago

    The effects were amazing at the time. I think they still hold up.
    I like the little details even in the CGI parts. The star fighter's reaction thrusters fire off when ever it maneuvers.
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is the first movie to have a full scene in CGI. It's the genesis briefing video.

  • Joshua Lann
    Joshua Lann 3 months ago

    I didn't really like this film tbh

  • kabukiwookie
    kabukiwookie 3 months ago +1

    Tamara wearing a Star Trek uniform.... All over the world trekkie boys are going to sleep tonight with an erection. HAHA!!

  • stainlesssteelfox1
    stainlesssteelfox1 3 months ago

    The special effects were amazing for the time. They were also unfinished. There was a time deadline they had to meet, so they couldn't add the final realism shading.

  • Tom Young
    Tom Young 3 months ago

    Your thumbnail made me cringe seeing the Trek outfit, thinking this is NOT Star Trek, but hearing you talk about what you grew up watching made up for it. Glad you enjoyed this one. It's definitely a 'fun to watch' type movie. Never will be a blockbuster.

  • Cassuttus Tshirt
    Cassuttus Tshirt 3 months ago

    Ahh, I loved this film as a kid. Haven't seen it in ages, though.

  • ö. . ,
    ö. . , 3 months ago

    In the 80ies, we didn't have: SyFy, Netflix, 10 scifi blockbuster movies a year like today, and so on...
    *EVERY SCIFI WAS PRECIOUS!*

  • William Evans
    William Evans 3 months ago

    Enemy mine

  • Shark Dentures
    Shark Dentures 3 months ago

    Personally, Last Starfighter & its CGI special effects WERE impressive. (Mostly now for the nostalgia)
    .
    I remember it being mentioned that Last Starfighter was the very FIRST movie to . . .something . . . with CGI. 1st to HAVE CGI? 1st to have scenes that were FULLY CGI? Or something, historic in movie making. (sadly, I cant recall specifically what)
    So, sure, its CGI is probably crap by todays standards, just like a Model-T is crap by today's automotive standards.
    But you still have to give it its due respect for being 1st.

  • Shadownian
    Shadownian 3 months ago

    Now you have to do Enemy Mine!

  • BrotherFluffy
    BrotherFluffy 3 months ago

    Best villian death line: "We're locked into the moon's gravitational pull, what do we do??" *activates cyber-monacle* "We die."

  • TheStarTrekApologist Channel

    Little trivia the Star car from this movie wwas used in back to the future 2.

  • Kurt Rummell
    Kurt Rummell 3 months ago

    I am glad you liked the last starfighter, this is by far my favorite old 80s movies, btw you look so pretty Tamara, I look forward to your new reviews soon

  • Chris Wright
    Chris Wright 3 months ago

    So glad u liked it, Tamara. This is one of my favorite movies from my youth. As someone who saw it back when it first came out, yes, the cgi was amazing for the time. It looked fake, yes, but it captured the imagination effectively. It was one of the firsr cgi effects in a film, along with the stained glass knight in Young Sherlock Holmes, another 80's film you should check out.

  • TheGreaterGood80
    TheGreaterGood80 3 months ago

    Grigg was played by Dan O'Herlihy, an Oscar-nominated Irish-American actor who also played the OCP president in Robocop and Conal Cochran in Halloween 3.

  • Jon McKenzie
    Jon McKenzie 3 months ago

    1941. I dare you.

  • Joe Kline
    Joe Kline 3 months ago

    It was the first movie to use CGI for special effects. Before Last Starfighter anytime CGI was used it was for a computer display or the emulate stylized computer graphics (Tron). It was the first time CGI attempted photo realism. The limitations they had to work through were numerous. It you have the DVD/ Bluray there's a behind the scenes documentary that is very worth watching. Heck they couldn't even see what the effects were going to look like until they printed them to film because the monitors only showed the basic wire frames of the animations.

  • Alondro77
    Alondro77 3 months ago

    This is one of those movies where it coooouuuuld technically be done better with a remake... but you just know it would be awful in the hands of modern Hollywood.

  • Kevin Quinn
    Kevin Quinn 3 months ago

    Suggestions for future episodes about 80's sci-fi: Flight of the Navigator and Earth Star Voyager

  • James Owens
    James Owens 3 months ago

    Oh this is the proper channel for Tamtober fest. Please disregard the comment left on your Tamara just saw page. Yay for Tamtober fest, me happy now! 😊🙂

  • Carl Rood
    Carl Rood 3 months ago

    You know, if I was playing video games in a trailer park one day and then told I'm the galaxy's only defense against evil, I might waffle a bit on the decision too. Yes, the CGI was cutting edge for its day since CGI was almost never used even a decade later.
    The movie has some great dialogue and humor. Robert Preston, in his last film role, plays an expy of his most famous role and really hasn't lost a beat. He does the slightly shady salesman/conman so well. You know he's feeding you a line of crap, but is just so animated and personable doing it that you can't help but be entertained. Grig is great as the gung ho character who is still a good teacher/mentor to Alex. His enthusiasm for the "desperate battle against incredible odds" makes you cheer for the guy. He's just alien enough in his outlook to play against Alex's very human, down to Earth outlook.
    When the characters are this entertaining, you can forgive a lot when it comes to effects and even plot problems.

  • Horrornado
    Horrornado 3 months ago

    Tamara hasn't seen Monster Squad? Can't wait!!

  • candiduscorvus
    candiduscorvus 3 months ago

    The best thing about The Last Starfighter was the theme song.

  • Dominique Allen
    Dominique Allen 3 months ago

    You should please check out Wolf Children eventually soon, its one of my favorites anime movies.

  • Alakazzam09
    Alakazzam09 3 months ago

    So do you get the "Death Blossom" reference now? Greatest space fighter maneuver ever!

  • ben sella
    ben sella 3 months ago

    Tamra you are too young to say back on the days!

  • TheJohno95
    TheJohno95 3 months ago

    Awesome Star Trek cosplay, Tam! Looking good! That being said, I can't believe you would expose Ike to the horror and travesty known as Freddy Got Fingered. Geez, might as well have made him watch Salo or Human Centipede 2. And NO! Don't watch those! You lose some of your humanity if you ever watch that stuff. Just....Don't. Last Starfighter is a fun little film, though. Couldn't escape it on cable back in the 80's.

  • Tristan Harrenstein
    Tristan Harrenstein 3 months ago

    Fun fact: Will Wheaton's credited in this.

  • SGlitz
    SGlitz 3 months ago

    A revolutionary movie for sci-fi and CGI that really was created by this and Tron. Without these 2 movies you don't have CGI. They were the pioneers. But it's also a fantastic movie.

  • EpicVoiceGuy
    EpicVoiceGuy 3 months ago

    I don’t wanna tell ya I told ya so but I told ya so.

  • randy rocket
    randy rocket 3 months ago

    yes I watched it many times as a kid so it is nostalgic takes me back to 80's

  • AJStarhiker
    AJStarhiker 3 months ago

    I'm glad you liked this one. I first saw it on the SciFi channel and its... just fun. And I thought it was so cool that a *video game* was actually recruiting test.

  • Charles Jones
    Charles Jones 3 months ago

    "What do we do now?"
    monocle flips into place "We die."

  • DoughyInTheMiddle
    DoughyInTheMiddle 3 months ago

    This is absolutely one of my favorite movies of my childhood. Whenever it comes on TV, I'm there. It's kind of a sci-fi Harry Potter for me, and I've come to the realization that at my age, I'm probably past my prime to be recruited for the Star League.

  • Tecpaocelotl Castillo
    Tecpaocelotl Castillo 3 months ago

    You need to watch Flight of the Navigator.

  • Mike M.
    Mike M. 3 months ago

    If you miss old Sci-Fi, check out CometTV if you get it. I never got to see this one. Haha. All the baddies have skullets?

  • Chris Robertson
    Chris Robertson 3 months ago

    This might be getting a reboot. Gary Whitta (Rogue One) teased that this might be his next project a few months back.

  • popeye697
    popeye697 3 months ago

    This is one of the 80's movies that studios want to remake the most. Unfortunately, the creator owns the rights and refuses to allow a remake. Basically as long as he is living, he'll never let it happen.

  • Julie Nichols
    Julie Nichols 3 months ago

    I'm down for a Last Starfighter remake!

  • Jamie Serrano
    Jamie Serrano 3 months ago

    It supposed to look like the video game

  • Titan MacDougall
    Titan MacDougall 3 months ago

    Oh My! I love this movie. It was one of my childhood faves, and I was happy to get it on dvd. And yes this was the first sci-fi film of the 80's to use CGI, followed later by Tron. It is cheesy and dated but still a lot of fun. And yes a modern remake or sequel would be Awesome!

    • Les
      Les 3 months ago

      Wrong. TRON came out in 1982, and The Last Starfighter came out in 1984.

  • kimmy karisma
    kimmy karisma 3 months ago

    I'm in love w/ those earrings, omg

  • On Location Kats 2 Reviews and Fan Films (weirdkitty07)

    It was supposed to look like it was rendered as a video game. The effects for the period were pretty good.

  • zardox78
    zardox78 3 months ago

    They actually went back and added more scenes with Beta after test screenings. You can tell Lance Guest is wearing a wig in some of them. People just kinda preferred to watch that story vs. the space battle stuff.
    This is one of those movies that could actually benefit from a "Special Edition" treatment. I mean, if they left all the practical/interior shots alone and the sound and music and everything else and just inter-cut standard modern mediocre space effects to replace all the Tron-ish shit, it just might make a world of difference.

  • Rickettson
    Rickettson 3 months ago

    You want a sentient non-human worker to do all your work? You could talk to Linsey (the old N Chick), she could give you some tips....

  • phyrexian29
    phyrexian29 3 months ago

    Has she done Enemy Mine(1985) yet?

  • Tailg8r85 /Jerry Hale
    Tailg8r85 /Jerry Hale 3 months ago

    I think I remember that the rights to this are so messed up. Thats why theres no remakes out. Who would win in a Space Hustle HAN SOLO or Centari?

  • Jay Gee
    Jay Gee 3 months ago

    Tamara, you are so amazingly cute. Your energy is amazing. Keep up your efforts on this channel, because you definitely have a fan in California. No matter how bad of a day I am having, I know I can count on your energy to make me feel better.

  • NobodyImportant
    NobodyImportant 3 months ago

    I miss the Sci-Fi channel. To bad it was shut down and the reality TV/pro-wrestling channel SYFY got put up in it's place.

  • Scott Spoon
    Scott Spoon 3 months ago

    The Last Starfighter was the first movie to use computer effects

  • Dylan84
    Dylan84 3 months ago

    I meet Andre Gower who plays Sean and Ryan Lambert who plays rudy in Monster squad they were in london for a documentary about the film they were the coolest guys ever they did a Q and A at a cinema and after i got a chance to talk about the film and other hilarious stuff was sad that the film didn't become a hit so i hope you enjoy it like i did when i was 4

  • Stormy Dragon
    Stormy Dragon 3 months ago

    I can't believe you left out the bad guy eye goggle "We Die" guy. I hope I face my imminent death with half as much dignity.

  • memnarch129
    memnarch129 3 months ago

    The CGI thing is true. They literally had to develop the software to make the images from scratch.

  • Craxin01
    Craxin01 3 months ago

    I did love this film. But the space conflict seem SOOOOO tacked-on!

  • memnarch129
    memnarch129 3 months ago

    Here are my top five for Tamtoberfest

    Tremors
    Tremors
    Tremors
    Tremors
    and Tremors.

  • The Official Elected Official

    One of my favorites as a kid but the book was better
    Check out "If Looks Could Kill"

  • REAL Storyteller
    REAL Storyteller 3 months ago

    im just watching this for the Star Trek uniform. so beautiful

  • Anthonyontv
    Anthonyontv 3 months ago

    Tamras never seen a scale because her belly hides her feet

  • Anthonyontv
    Anthonyontv 3 months ago

    Tamras never seen a scale because her belly hides her feet

  • Anthonyontv
    Anthonyontv 3 months ago

    Tamras never seen a scale because her belly hides her feet

  • Anthonyontv
    Anthonyontv 3 months ago

    Tamras never seen a scale because her belly hides her feet

  • Logan Cracraft
    Logan Cracraft 3 months ago

    The director said on this commentary track that he wasn't 100% happy with the CG in this, but didn't blame the effects company. He said that of the effects company had more time it would have looked a lot better. It wouldn't stand up today, but it would have been better. I don't mind the effects. It's such a quirky fun movie that it never really bothered me. You can't feel bad watching this. And it has one of the best "villain accepts defeat" lines ever. "We die."

  • cadlac 059
    cadlac 059 3 months ago

    Tamra that wasn’t wood you knocked on

  • iamfiefo
    iamfiefo 3 months ago

    So... it's the plot of Green Lantern but better?
    Got it.

  • Bongo Baggins
    Bongo Baggins 3 months ago

    No. The effects weren't good for the time. They were bloody awful.
    It doesn't matter though

  • portland 182
    portland 182 3 months ago +1

    Don't wear the red shirt of doom! The Last Starfighter is a classic. The effects were cutting edge at the time, very early CGI. Excellent Ron Cobb designed vehicles (including a reject vehicle from Alien). Engaging leads, excellent cinematography. Amazing orchestral score too. Grig is also 'The old boss' in Robocop!